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Barbara Kay: Mothers against fake rape seek to turn the tide of drunken allegations

Posted on 2014-08-27 13:09:10

It is probably a good thing that 66-year old UK judge, Mary Jane Mowat, has just retired from Oxford Crown Court. Her new status permits her to remain serenely indifferent to the torrent of abuse already being directed her way by outraged ideologues. The outspoken judge’s offence was to make some honest and public observations about the low rate of convictions for alleged rape. She said, it “is often difficult to secure rape convictions” as it is “one person’s word against another.” She went further: “I will be pilloried for saying so, but the rape conviction statistics will not improve until women stop getting so drunk.” Elaborating, in her interview with an Oxford Mail reporter: “[You have] a jury in a position where they’ve got a woman who says ‘I was absolutely off my head, I can’t really remember what I was doing, I can’t remember what I said, I can’t remember if I consented or not but I know I wouldn’t have done’. I mean when a jury is faced with something like that, how are they supposed to react?” It is only when there are serious consequences imposed on universities that cavalierly expel young men without due process, that fairness will be restored. The obvious answer is to refuse to convict. Because due process requires evidence to support the allegation. As we all know, when it comes to crime, when there is not enough evidence to convict, bad people routinely go free. But the point of due process is to ensure that innocent people are not punished, which enlightened people feel is the greater of the two evils. That point has gotten lost on university campuses, where rape culture supposedly flourishes at epidemic levels, to the point that a relaxation of the normal rules of justice is required to combat the scourge. Any observer who dares to suggest anything remotely resembling what Judge Moffat has said can expect a wearisome round of social-media flogging. Or worse. When conservative columnist George F. Will pointed out that the “one-in-five”........

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